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A-T products nominated for 4 TEC Awards

Audio-Technica leads the industry in 2007 with four prestigious TEC Award nominations for product innovations in different categories.

Audio-Technica is proud to participate in the 23rd Annual Technical Excellence & Creativity Awards as a Gold Sponsor, and to support the beneficial work of the Mix Foundation for Excellence in Audio.

Audio-Technica leads the industry in 2007 with four prestigious TEC Award nominations for product innovations in different categories. A-T’s 2007 nominations for Outstanding Technical Achievement are:

Microphone technology / sound reinforcement
ATM250DE Dual-Element Instrument Microphone: Audio-Technica’s new kick-drum mic, the dual-element ATM250DE features cardioid condenser and hypercardioid dynamic capsules positioned in a perfect phase relationship. The dynamic element focuses tightly on the aggressive attack of the beater, while the condenser captures the round tonalities of the shell.

Microphone technology / recording
ATM450 Cardioid Condenser Instrument Microphone: The ATM450 cardioid condenser offers an innovative side-address stick design for endless placement options and minimal obstructions on the stage or in the studio. Ideal for acoustic instruments, the cardioid condenser is equipped with an integral 80 hz hi-pass filter and switchable 10 db pad. It includes a professional isolation clamp.

Wireless technology
1800 Series Dual-Channel Camera-Mount Wireless Systems: Designed for simultaneous use of two mics, the 1800 series dual-channel camera-mount UHF wireless systems include plug-on and/or body-pack transmitters plus a true diversity dual-channel receiver. The dual receiver’s internal mixer, balanced outputs and independent level controls offer sophisticated mixing/monitoring. Also featured are automatic scanning, 996 UHF frequencies and tonelock™ squelch.

Ancillary equipment
ATH-M50 Professional Studio Monitor Headphones: With its flagship ATH-M50 headphones, Audio-Technica has achieved an exceptionally natural response and long-wearing listening comfort. Designed especially for professional monitoring and mixing, these studiophones feature an efficient collapsible design for portability/storage. Circumaural ear pieces swivel for easy one-ear monitoring; luxuriously padded ear cushions offer maximum isolation.

About the TEC Awards
The TEC Awards, sponsored by Mix magazine, is the world’s most prominent forum honoring outstanding achievement in professional audio production and product design. Nominations in the 16 categories of Technical Achievement (product design) and 9 categories of Creative Achievement (sound production) were made by a select panel of more than 100 audio industry professionals. Online voting opens on August 1, with ballot guides sent with the August issue of Mix magazine, mailed to more than 42,000 BPA-qualified subscribers. The awards will take place on Saturday, October 6, at the New York Marriott Marquis, on the second night of the 123rd AES Convention.

A-T’s TEC award nominations since 1999 include:
UniPoint® line of miniature condenser microphones;
3000 Series wireless systems;
AT892c MicroSet™;
AT2020 cardioid condenser microphone;
2000 Series frequency-agile true diversity UHF wireless systems;
AT3060 cardioid phantom-powered tube microphone;
MB 3k unidirectional dynamic vocal microphone;
ATH-M20 closed-back dynamic stereo monitor headphones;
AEW-4250 UHF wireless handheld dynamic microphone system;
AE2500 dual-element cardioid kick drum microphone;
AT4040 large-diaphragm side-address cardioid condenser;
Artist Elite 5000 Series wireless systems;
AT3035 large-diaphragm side-address cardioid condenser;
AT4047 dual-large-diaphragm side address cardioid condenser;
and the AT4060 cardioid vacuum tube condenser.